Some water projects are absurd and defy common sense. Take the Gila River Project in New Mexico, for example. You have uninformed local politicians running around trying to figure out how to build a billion dollar water project with $120 million slush fund.
It was an absurd idea cooked up by a few politicians in the 1950s to exact a price out of Arizona politicians over the debates to authorize the Central Arizona Project.
After 50 years of trying, we still don’t what will be built, where and whether it will work. To add insult to injury, it would destroy one of the last free-flowing streams in the Southwest, and would be an overall environmental disaster.
Our pathetic political leaders refuse to step up and pound a stake through the heart of this Zombie water project. They cower in the corner and pass the decision around like it was a hot potato.
They need to step up and make a decision to end this irrational and irresponsible proposal and save the taxpayers a billion dollars in the process. Write Secretary Jewell and Governor Martinez and urge them to kill this project.